The Stained Glass of La Sainte-Chapelle
It was a busy day. We had just left Notre Dame de Paris and was suppose to go straight to the Louvre, but Kathy, our fearless leader had penciled in a stop at La Sainte-Chapelle. This side trip cut our time at museum considerably, but it was definitely worth the effort.
At first you enter a low ceiling chapel and though very nice, you wonder what all the fuss is about. But at the back corners are tight winding stairs that spiral to the second story, where the ceiling rises much higher than expected. Though one wall was covered (due to maintenance I'm guessing) the view was incredible. The detail and size of the windows are hard to imagine until you see it in person. This is some of the best in the world.